developed for Middlesbrough Council
We are delighted to have been commissioned by Middlesbrough Town Council to join in the celebrations of the reopening of Middlesbrough Town Hall! We will be creating a distinctively Southpaw experience with plenty of opportunity to join in – an immersive theatrical production designed to show off as many features as possible within the Town Hall complex. Want to be involved? Community cast members are being recruited – no experience necessary, just a willingness to get involved.
Middlesbrough Town Hall is poised to throw open its doors in May to welcome people from across the North East for previews of its £7.7m refurbishment. The popular venue has undergone the biggest refurbishment in its 129-year history, restoring rarely seen elements of the Grade II listed building and giving new energy to what Council leaders are calling a Town Hall for the 21st Century.
The venue will welcome the public with a with a series of events as part of its Opening Season, including a celebratory weekend of spectacular performances from Southpaw Dance Company, entitled Erimus. Erimus takes its inspiration from Middlesbrough’s motto, We Shall Be, reflecting the exciting future of the Town Hall. It will be an immersive theatrical production designed to show off as many features as possible within the Town Hall complex. Robby Graham, Artistic Director of Southpaw, said: “With 200 local participants performing alongside professional dancers, Erimus will be a spectacular experience. Five performances over three days from May 25 to 27 will create an unforgettable and uplifting experience for Middlesbrough residents of all ages, who will be the main users of the Town Hall’s facilities in the years to come.”
- Client - Middlesbrough Council